Counselor Evaluation Rating Scale (CERS)

Counselor Evaluation Rating Scale (CERS)
Myrick and Kelly‚ 1971
1.    Demonstrates an interest in client’s problems.
2.    Tends to approach clients in a mechanical‚ perfunctory manner.
3.    Lacks sensitivity to dynamics of self in supervisory relationship.
4.    Seeks and considers professional opinion of supervisors and other counselors when the need arises.
5.    Tends to talk more than client during counseling.
6.    Is sensitive to dynamics of self in counseling relationships.
7.    Cannot accept constructive criticism.
8.    Is genuinely relaxed and comfortable in the counseling session.
9.    Is aware of both content and feeling in counseling sessions.
10.Keeps appointments on time and completes supervisor assignments.
11.Can deal with content and feeling during supervision.
12.Tends to be rigid in counseling behavior.
13.Lectures and moralizes in counseling.
14.Can critique counseling tapes and gain insights with minimum help from supervisor.
15.Is genuinely relaxed and comfortable in supervisory session.
16.Works well with other professional personnel (e.g.‚ teachers‚ counselors‚ etc).
17.Can be spontaneous in counseling‚ yet behavior is relevant.
18.Lacks self-confidence in establishing counseling relationships.
19.Can explain what is involved in counseling and discuss intelligently its objectives.
20.Is open to self-examination during supervision.
21.Can express thoughts and feelings clearly in counseling.
22.Verbal behavior in counseling is appropriately flexible and varied‚ according to the situation.
23.Lacks basic knowledge of fundamental counseling principles and methodology.
24.participates actively and willingly in supervisory sessions.
25.Is indifferent to personal development and professional growth.
26.Applies a consistent rationale of human behavior to counseling.
27.Can be recommended for a counseling position without reservation.
(1) understanding of a counseling rationale‚ (2) counseling practice with clients‚ and (3) exploration of self and counseling relationships
agree to disagree. +3‚ +2‚ +1‚ or -1‚ -2‚ -3
understanding of a counseling rationale (3‚ 6‚ 9‚ 14‚ 19‚ 23‚ 26)‚ counseling practice with clients (1‚ 2‚ 5‚ 8‚ 11‚ 12‚ 13‚ 17‚ 18‚ 21‚ 22) and exploration of self and counseling relationships (4‚ 7‚ 10‚ 15‚ 16‚ 20‚ 24‚ and 25)

Myrick‚ R. D.‚ & Kelly‚ F. D.‚ Jr. (1971). A scale for evaluating practicum students in counseling and supervision. Counselor Education and Supervision‚ 10‚ 330-336.

Benshoff‚ James M. Thomas‚ Wayne P. (1992). A New Look at the Counselor Evaluation Rating Scale. Counselor Education and Supervision 32(1)‚ 12-22.